Month: March 2013
Walking around in the old town of Havana
Havana is the capital of Cuba. The complete name is Villa San Cristóbal de La Habana.
The city was founded back in the early 16th century by the spanish conquerors. You can still find many old buildings in Havana, i.e. strongholds and churches from that time.
The Cuban government is currently doing many renovations. Houses, streets and places are undergoing a renovation process to get rid of broken facades and holes in the streets. Houses are also freshly repainted, i.e. the houses around Plaza Vieja are all bought by the government, renewed and repainted. Now Continue reading “Walking around in the old town of Havana”
From dusk till down
Today I have a few photo’s from Havana for you.
I took these photos from my hotel in Havana at the first evening and the first morning. It’s located near the historic center of the city. You can see the Capitol in the background, the Paseo del Prado (main avenue leading from the Capitol down to the Malecón at the sea).
You can also see the quarter Centro with the sea in the background Continue reading “From dusk till down”
Monochrome Madness #3
This is my photo for Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness. It’s taken 2 weeks ago during a Steampunk themed photo shooting.
I’m back ….. from Cuba
During the last 3 week I was on a round trip on Cuba.
The trip was quite exhausting, but wonderful. While it is icy cold and snowy here in Europe, I was able to enjoy the hot sun on this big Caribbean island. As you might expect, I was there to learn about the culture and take lots of photographs. Some of them will pop up here during the next weeks.
As a summary I’d like to say, Cuba was a positive surprise to me. It was less dirty than expected from my own experience in Spain, Croatia or some other more southern countries. I saw less military or police stuff Continue reading “I’m back ….. from Cuba”